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Which DSLR are you going to get? Remember it is the glass (lenses) for the most part that give you good results.

Ignoring the skill of the photographer, good photos are 80% glass and 20% camera body.
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I am thinking about the Cannon EOS 7D. Thinking of doing a package deal with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. I am pretty confident about the camera body, not so sure about the lense. There a shop in walking distance from the house so I am going to stop by there this weekend and talk with them. This will be my first camera of this kind. I have always had point in shoots in the past. I am sure will face a learning curve, but I think it will be worth the effort. I play out doors four seasons out of the year..It be cool to get good pictures of it.

I am working on my last blog post about the trip..i will post when I am done with it.
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I have a Canon 7D. I bought it this past summer and I have brought it with me on the slopes at Snowbird and Jackson Hole.

My last camera was a Canon (Rebel) XSi DSLR which I took to Breckenridge and Vail.

I usually don't bring zoom lenses out with me when I ride. Prime lenses (fixed lenses) have less moving parts, have larger apertures for low light photos, and are less bulky.

The 7D is a very nice camera. You can get almost as much performance out of a Rebel T2i, though. I don't want to dissaude you from the 7D, but itiit might be more efficient to get a T2i (which costs about $400-$600 less) and use the money you save to get some decent lenses (and maybe a flash) first. Then later you can upgrade the camera body and re-use your lenses.

It all depends... if you are going to be doing a lot of action photos then don't bother with the T2i at all as the Rebel focusing system isn't very good

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I am thinking about the Cannon EOS 7D. Thinking of doing a package deal with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. I am pretty confident about the camera body, not so sure about the lense. There a shop in walking distance from the house so I am going to stop by there this weekend and talk with them. This will be my first camera of this kind. I have always had point in shoots in the past. I am sure will face a learning curve, but I think it will be worth the effort. I play out doors four seasons out of the year..It be cool to get good pictures of it.

I am working on my last blog post about the trip..i will post when I am done with it.
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Yeah, camera will be used a lot for action shots. I ended up doing trail work and didn't make it to the photo shop yesterday...its closed on Sunday, I m going monday to see what they can do for me as far as price on 7d and what they recommend for lenses.

This is the package deal I have been thinking about
Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera with 28-135mm 3814B010 B&H Photo

I know the lense isn't that great, but I figure as my skills improve I can upgrade lense.

What do you think....

BTW I am considering an april 11 trip to mt hood...my snowboarding season may not be over..

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if you come to mt hood next month i can sell you that lens in mint condition for $150... i think it retails for over 300...
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I was thinking 13th, boarding 14th through 17th and heading back on 18th. Nothing set in stone yet..
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It will be an awesome time of year to ride as Meadows often has Superbowl open:

At Timberline, Palmer should be up and running and we can climb up to the volcanic vents on the hogsback about 500 below the summit without climbing gear for a 5,000 vertical foot ride back to the lodge:
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Holy crap! I may have to come down to hood sometime and get THAT tour!
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Not sure if I was just imagining it, but Park City had some groomed blacks when I went last month. The black right off of Bonanza lift was groomed, meaning it had moguls the day before and were gone the next. The blacks on the front bowl leading to the base (silver king, etc) were groomed, too. I built up scary speed on the steepest portions, but just had to keep going. I learned that going on too much on one edge to slow down/stop will usually start a very long side skid down the run. Sounds like you had a blast on your trip.
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